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A Pakistani official, politician, army man, reporter walk into a TV show. Only one is a hero

From Arnab Goswami to Abhinandan Varthaman, many reliable Indian figures also make an entry in Ehd-e-Wafa, a TV drama sponsored by Pakistan military’s PR wing.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Coronavirus crisis makes it clear who is calling the shots in Pakistan—Military, of course

Imran Khan, brought to power in 2018, was the beginning of a hybrid civil-military government in which the Army chief has greater influence.
Ehsanullah Ehsan

Gentle on jihadis, harsh on dissidents: Ehsanullah’s escape exposes Pakistan’s intentions

Terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan's escape from Pakistan raises the same questions that were asked at the time of Osama bin Laden's death.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Pakistan’s long-ailing democracy is now completely dead, thanks to its political parties

Pakistan, in the aftermath of General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension, signals a total reverse of American political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ thesis.
Pakistan military

How will military generals solve economic issues? Why Pakistan is stuck in a broken carousel

Since 1947, the official worldview of Pakistan’s military has shifted only within the narrow space between an Islamic nationalism and complete Islamisation.
Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

All that remains for Pakistan now is to hope Gen Bajwa doesn’t turn out to be Gen Ayub Khan

Pakistani politicians who once pushed for control over policy-making have accepted that they can’t have that control. So they chose to hand it over to the military.

Is Pakistan military building base for air-dropped nuclear bombs? What satellite images show

Satellite images show construction work on a site close to two military bases; significant expansion also on at a nuclear storage site in Sindh.

Pakistan military says it doesn’t follow No First Use nuclear policy

The statement comes days after Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that Pakistan will never start a war with India, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump in the White House | ANI

India is a sticking point in how well Pakistan straddles its ties with the US and Afghanistan

Four hard, critical 'resets' are required from Pakistan's civil-military leadership — involving US, India and Afghanistan— but it seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

On Camera

lab technician or doctor handles a test tube

Why epidemiologists and economists keep arguing over health vs economy

When epidemiologists say there’s no trade-off between health & economy, lots of economists just shake their heads in disagreement.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.